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Kids Kampus to hold 7th Annual event

Posted: Friday, October 21, 2011

Pathfinder Kids Kampus, child care center of Huntington, “A Caring Place to Go and Grow,” will host the seventh annual Turkey Trot 5K run/walk and one mile fun walk on Thanksgiving morning. The 5K run/walk and one mile fun walk sponsored by McDonald’s, David Culp & Co., Mettler Agency, Inc., Huntington University, MarkleBank, and Custom Craft, will start from the McDonald’s restaurant located at 60 Home Street in Huntington at 8 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning. The run is mostly flat with some hills and on pavement.

New for 2011 is online registration at and everyone who registers will receive a runners wick ¼ zip long sleeve T-shirt.

The event will be chip timed again this year. There will be an optional packet pickup for those pre-registered for the 2011 Turkey Trot on Wednesday, November 24 from 3 until 6:30 p.m. held at Pathfinder Kids Kampus, 435 Campus Street in Huntington. This will allow for runners/walkers to pick up their T-shirt, race number, and chip for the race prior to race day if they choose.

Last year, the run had 511 5K runners/walkers, and 71 one mile fun walkers take part in the event, which began at McDonald’s in Huntington, ran through the campus of Huntington University, and back to McDonald’s. Ronald McDonald will again start the race this year, and registration starts at 7 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning; the 5K at 8 a.m. and the one-mile fun walk starts at 8:30 a.m.

The cost for the race is $18 if you pre-register online or by mail, and $25 day of the race. For participants to receive the size of T-shirt they wish you are encouraged to pre-register by November 11.

The overall male and female winner of the race will receive a cash prize of $100. The winner of each age division will receive a cash prize of $50. Please note if you win the overall prize, you cannot win the divisional prize. The age divisions are as follows: best boys and girls ages 15 and under; men’s and women’s 16 to 34; men’s and women’s 35-54 and men’s and women’s ages 55 and up. This year, proceeds from the race will benefit the Kids Kampus Early Childhood Education Center Scholarship fund. Additional registration forms are available at Kids Kampus, McDonalds in Gas City, Huntington, North Manchester, Wabash, Warren, Warsaw and in the Time Corners and Scott Road locations in Fort Wayne, or by visiting